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Research NASA selects nine U.S. companies to vie for moon program funding
Author: 0 NASA selects nine U.S. companies to vie for moon program funding

While President Barack Obama told NASA to focus on sending astronauts to Mars , largely bypassing the moon, the Trump administration has made the moon a priority, although astronauts would likely not arrive until late in the 2020s. CLPS will encourage smaller companies to develop 1,100- to 2,200-pound robotic landers that can deliver NASA's scientific payloads to the moon's surface.

Research InSight Mars Mission Brought a First for NASA: Interplanetary CubeSats
Author: 0 InSight Mars Mission Brought a First for NASA: Interplanetary CubeSats

The Timken Company has a manufacturing facility and Samson Rope is headquartered in Ferndale, and both have a history of involvement with space rovers and shuttle missions. "The thing about marsquakes is that they send waves through the planet, vibrational waves or so-called seismic waves, and as those waves pass through the planet, they get affected by the materials that they travel through".

Research Scientist Who Edited Babies' Genomes Faces Widespread Criticism
Author: 0 Scientist Who Edited Babies' Genomes Faces Widespread Criticism

He's home institution, the Shenzhen-based Southern University of Science and Technology (SUST) condemned his actions and announced it would cooperate fully with the official investigation . Other researchers are developing ways to gene-edit damaged cells and return them, repaired, into patients with sickle cell disease and other disorders.

Research Donald Trump rejects his own government's report on climate change
Author: 0 Donald Trump rejects his own government's report on climate change

Thirteen federal agencies and more than 300 authors produced the report; their work stretched into the first two years of the Trump administration. And the vast, vast majority of experts agree that climate change is real and caused by human activity-and that we're careening toward a risky point of no return that'll bring massive damages (if we're not already past that point).

Research NASA's InSight snaps a clear view of Mars' surface
Author: 0 NASA's InSight snaps a clear view of Mars' surface

The spacecraft, created to burrow beneath the surface of Mars, landed Monday after a six-month, 482-million-kilometre journey and a perilous, six-minute descent through the rose-hued atmosphere. The US, however, has pulled off seven successful Mars landings in the past four decades, not counting InSight, with only one failed touchdown. Almost two dozen other Mars missions have been sent from other nations.

Research 'Six and a half minutes of terror' before Mars landing
Author: 0 'Six and a half minutes of terror' before Mars landing

EST (2000 GMT). NASA will provide a livestream of the landing, beginning at 11 a.m. All being well, the InSight probe should enter the Martian atmosphere at 12,300mph before an array of 12 thrusters attempts to slow it down to 5mph for a safe touchdown.

Research Climate change will shrink US economy, says report
Author: 0 Climate change will shrink US economy, says report

Coupled with some of the highest rates of ocean warming and sea level rise in the nation, the Northeast is already experiencing changes to the environment and ecosystems that are increasing risks to its people, infrastructure and economy, the report says.

Research Astronomers have discovered super-earths orbiting nearby star
Author: 0 Astronomers have discovered super-earths orbiting nearby star

The planet is red dwarf Barnard's inferior to the Sun's mass five times, and covered with ice. Although Barnard's Star is the second-closest star system to Earth-after the three stars of the Alpha Centauri system-astronomers continued to come up empty handed until many years of data could be acquired.

Research NZ firm launches first commercial rocket
Author: 0 NZ firm launches first commercial rocket

It put into orbit six small satellites on a commercial basis, and experimental vehicle created to test technologies for dealing with space debris. Rocket Lab's business time had been postponed twice over the past eight months, due to concerns about a motor controller for the first-stage Rutherford engines.

Research Brexit: a majority of Brits now favour staying in the EU
Author: 0 Brexit: a majority of Brits now favour staying in the EU

In the constituency of Boston (in the East of England), which had recorded the highest score in favour of Brexit in 2016 with 75.56%, the vote would fall by more than five points, to 70.36%, if a further referendum were to be held. Ms McDonald was speaking to the media after it emerged that Leo Varadkar told UK Prime Minister Theresa May in a phone conversation that he was willing to consider proposals for a review clause in any backstop plan.

Research Delhi Environment Minister Asks People To Celebrate Cracker-Free Diwali
Author: 0 Delhi Environment Minister Asks People To Celebrate Cracker-Free Diwali

Its a collective problem and I urge everyone to please work together. "Only then can we find a soln (sic)". The WHO Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health was organized in collaboration with UN Environment , World Meteorological Organization, Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC), UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the World Bank and the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Research NASA Kepler spacecraft dies after nine years of planet hunting
Author: 0 NASA Kepler spacecraft dies after nine years of planet hunting

The space agency says it has chose to retire Kepler while it is located in its present orbit, which it describes as safe and away from Earth. Kepler opened our eyes to the variety of worlds beyond our solar system, with its discovery of more than 2,600 planets orbiting other stars.

Research Storm upgraded - but not a threat to Bermuda
Author: 0 Storm upgraded - but not a threat to Bermuda

If the forecast holds, Oscar would be the 8th Atlantic hurricane of 2018. Tropical Storm Oscar became Hurricane Oscar, officials with the National Hurricane Center said on October 28. The chance of formation into a tropical storm through 48 hours remains high - 90 percent - according to the NHC. The Atlantic hurricane season ends on November 30 and usually peaks in mid-September.

Research Trump space force - a real need but hazy planning
Author: 0 Trump space force - a real need but hazy planning

Vice President Mike Pence said that the USA has flexibility on its military activities in outer space, and refused to rule out the idea that the United States would position nuclear weapons there in the future, saying it would "advance the principle that peace comes through strength".

Research Mysterious rectangular 'monolith' iceberg spotted by NASA
Author: 0 Mysterious rectangular 'monolith' iceberg spotted by NASA

The picture was snapped on October 16 by scientists working with Operation IceBridge - a NASA mission that monitors the ways polar regions are responding to climate change. The berg is in the shape of an nearly flawless rectangle. Sometimes, these tabular icebergs are huge in size, measuring hundreds of miles in length and hundreds of feet in height.

Research NOAA releases the 2018-2019 Winter Outlook
Author: 0 NOAA releases the 2018-2019 Winter Outlook

States from the Pacific Northwest through the Northern Plains and into the Northeast are likely to have above-average temperatures, the NOAA reported. The greatest chance for warmer than normal winter weather is in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, Montana, northern Wyoming and western North Dakota. Northern Florida and southern Georgia have the greatest odds for above-average precipitation this winter.

Research Chinese City Wants to Launch Artificial Moon
Author: 0 Chinese City Wants to Launch Artificial Moon

A Chinese city, Chengdu, has perfected plans to replace the city's streetlights with an "artificial moon" by 2020. The object has a planned orbit of about 310 miles above Earth. The project has sparked concern from the public, as many began to worry that the lights reflected from space could affect the daily routines of certain animals.

Research In the United States the storm,
Author: 0 In the United States the storm, "Michael" took the lives of 11 people

Becky Daniel and her wife Monica Barber pulled up to the scattered remains of their demolished gulf-front home off near Mexico Beach . - The recovery will be long, but Florida is persistent, we help each other, and we will survive. "But I made it". How many others were not so fortunate was still not clear. Residents of Mexico Beach had been under a mandatory evacuation order, but it is believed at least 285 people among a population of 1,000 had stayed behind to ride out the storm.

Research Space crew reunite with families after Soyuz rocket fail
Author: 0 Space crew reunite with families after Soyuz rocket fail

A view shows the Soyuz capsule transporting USA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin, after it made an emergency landing following a failure of its booster rockets, near the city of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan October 11, 2018.

Research Tourism space race: Virgin Galactic plays catch up, announces launch within 'weeks'
Author: 0 Tourism space race: Virgin Galactic plays catch up, announces launch within 'weeks'

Like all shrewd businessmen, Mr Branson welcomes the competition, but he maintains that Virgin Galactic will beat the others to the punch. He said Virgin would be taking people into space "not too long after" that. We'll believe it once we see it; we've heard these sorts of predictions - and gone through a seemingly never-ending stream of failed timelines - many times before.

Research BC residents asked to limit use of natural gas after pipeline explosion
Author: 0 BC residents asked to limit use of natural gas after pipeline explosion

Western Washington utilities told their customers Thursday they can return to normal use of hot water and electricity after a shortage of Canadian natural gas that they rely on was resolved. "I am of course much aware that we're living in an quake prone zone, where disruptions could occur, for not only the reason of accidents, but also for disasters that occur naturally, like earthquakes", he says.

Research Breaking the 2 Degree Habit: Why 1.5 Is Critical
Author: 0 Breaking the 2 Degree Habit: Why 1.5 Is Critical

While warming of 2C above pre-industrial levels has widely been thought of as the threshold beyond which unsafe climate change will occur, vulnerable countries such as low-lying island states warn rises above 1.5C will threaten their survival.

Research Hurricane Michael: 'Monstrous' storm strengthens to category two
Author: 0 Hurricane Michael: 'Monstrous' storm strengthens to category two

The storm is expected to bring with it howling winds over 200 kmh, torrential rain, and substantial flooding. "It's going to be a very catastrophic storm", WJZ's Bob Turk said . Long also extended his warning to other parts of the Southeast, saying this could be the worst storm to hit southwest and central Georgia in "many, many decades - and maybe ever".

Research SpaceX Launch - October 7
Author: 0 SpaceX Launch - October 7

Jeff Nguyen of CBS Los Angeles reports from Ventura, California . The Californian skies dazzled at night with a spectacular light show as SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was launched yesterday. SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch on Sunday evening. The rocket boosted an Argentine environmental satellite into orbit. The lights appeared as it got dark at 1630 GMT (1930 local time) and shortly afterwards they were seen rippling across the sky.

Research ECU atmospheric professor weighs in on new climate change report
Author: 0 ECU atmospheric professor weighs in on new climate change report

Scientists attribute the temperature rises and extreme weather mainly to greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide from fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas. "We are in for serious impacts", Freedman said. A landmark United Nations report paints a dire picture of the catastrophic consequences the world will face if immediate action is not taken to limit the global warming to 1.5°C, warning that at 2°C, the world could see 10 cm more global sea level rise , loss of all coral-reefs ...

Research Nobel Prize 2018 in Chemistry Announced
Author: 0 Nobel Prize 2018 in Chemistry Announced

It was a way to find an unknown gene for a known protein. They used "bacteriophages", viruses that infect bacteria, to generate new antibodies - large proteins that are used by the immune system to neutralize harmful bacteria and viruses.

Research Nobel Physics Prize awarded to trio of scientists from US, France, Canada
Author: 0 Nobel Physics Prize awarded to trio of scientists from US, France, Canada

Ashkin said he was pleasantly surprised when he got the 5 a.m. call from Sweden. His story was based on reports from VOANews.com, the Associated Press, Reuters and the Nobel Prize website. The academy said their 1985 article on the technique was "revolutionary". Strickland is the first female Nobel laureate to be named in three years and is only the third woman winning in physics: Marie Curie earned the award in 1903 and Maria Goeppert Mayer in 1963.

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